Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.

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Ron Underwood

Writer:

Robert King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Kevin Vallick
Geena Davis ... Julia Mann
Christopher Reeve ... Bob Freed
Bonnie Bedelia ... Annette
Ernie Hudson ... Dan Ventura
Charles Martin Smith ... Mike Kratz
Gailard Sartain ... Lee Cutler
Ray Baker ... Ray Garvin
Mitchell Ryan ... Lloyd Wannamaker
Willie Garson ... Dick
Paul Lazar ... Harry
Richard Poe ... Tom
Harry Shearer ... Chuck
Steven Wright ... Eddie
Jodi Carlisle ... Doris Wind
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Storyline

Meeting each other for the first time in the gift shop of the Las Cruces, New Mexico hotel where they are both staying, there is an undeniable and mutual attraction between Julia Mann and Kevin Vallick, with things they share being their insomnia and both being writers. That attraction may take a turn when they find out at an inopportune time that he is now not the television sitcom writer she believed him to be and she is now not the reporter he believed her to be, but rather they are both speechwriters for opposing candidates for the one open New Mexico senate seat, she writing for Democrat Lloyd Wannamaker, and he writing for Republican Ray Garvin. Beyond issues within their respective campaigns they may have let slip in their pillow talk, they have to decide if love and politics can mix. Their situation is further complicated by: Julia's ex-fiancé, war correspondent Robert Freed - nicknamed Baghdad Bob - trying to win her back, she who broke up with him believing he wanted a ... Written by Huggo

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A comedy beyond words. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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Michael Keaton turned down Batman Forever (1995) to do this film. See more »

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[They are talking on the phone]
Julia: My old boyfriend had a tattoo, on the inside of his lip. Wanna guess what it said?
Kevin: Uh, "How am I driving? Call 1-800" and then a number? Did he have a really big lip? Was it Mick Jagger?
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Written by Dan Bern and Billy White Acre
Performed by Spew
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Competent and easy on the eye romantic comedy
29 December 2010 | by eversoseriousSee all my reviews

Easy on the mind, on the eyes, and on the ears.

Geena Davis and Michael Keaton make the most of the best lines in the script, and support from Christopher Reeve is excellent. The film stutters on occasion and may be ten minutes or so too long, but it manages to keep you interested, just.

Watch for the continuity errors when Geena manages to get herself engaged during one short bedtime phone call. The ring that didn't come from the phone!!! And what an appearance by the red Morgan convertible, put through its paces by Davis and Keaton in more than one way.

Good for a night in with popcorn, chocs, and ice cream.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Speechless See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,969,048, 18 December 1994

Gross USA:

$20,667,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,667,959
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DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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